Tuesday, November 30, 2010

137. Holiday CircleFest

Sunday Dec 5th
The Rink at Wade Oval: 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides (Wade Oval): 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Activities: 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Winter Lights Lantern Procession on Wade Oval: 5:30 p.m.

Start off the holiday season with a trip to the 17th Annual Holiday CircleFest. It’s the perfect way to experience University Circle, free of charge. From 1:00-5:30 p.m., more than 20 of University Circle’s renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors and offer an afternoon of activities, food, and shopping.

Visitors can look forward to a gingerbread house competition, live music performances, trees with themed decorations, a singing Santa, and even live reindeer. This year, Wade Oval becomes Cleveland’s Central Park with free horse-drawn carriage rides. Or, for a slightly warmer mode of transportation, UCI will provide free shuttle buses to escort guests to the different activity sites. From 5:30-6:00 p.m., the activities conclude with The Cleveland Museum of Art’s dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession on Wade Oval.
Perhaps the most highly anticipated activity of Holiday CircleFest is The Rink at Wade Oval. Admission to The Rink is free, and skate rentals are only $3. The Rink will be open from 1:00-7:00 p.m. After visitors have finished skating, they can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate from the newly opened Wade Oval Information Center.


Wade Oval, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Monday, November 29, 2010

136. Christmas at Stearns Homestead

Christmas at the Farm is December 4 and 5 from 12 to 4pm. Santa will be here and you can have your picture taken with him for a fee. Come and see the horses and rabbits inside the barn. Animal feed will also be for sale. We will be having chili, bakery and Christmas items for sale. The houses will be decorated for ...the Christmas season. There will be free punch and cookies inside the Gibbs house.

Check out their website HERE!
6975 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH 44134

Image Provided By:  Stearns Farm


Sunday, November 28, 2010

135. The Rink at Wade Oval

The Only FREE Outdoor Rink in Cleveland
Opens November 20 

The Rink at Wade Oval is back for a third year of outdoor fun! Last year, more than 20,000 people laced up a pair of skates and took to The Rink’s unique polymer surface, which feels just like real ice. This season, visitors are encouraged to stop by the new Wade Oval Information Center to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee after they're finished skating.

Admission: FREE
Skate Rentals: $3
Rink Hours of Operation
November 20 -  February 21
Weekends Only
Fridays & Saturdays, Noon-7:00 p.m.
Sundays, Noon-5:00 p.m.
December 20 - January 2
Open Daily
Sunday – Thursday, Noon-5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Noon – 7:00 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 17) and President’s Day (February 21),
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Rink hours are subject to change. Call 216-707-5033 for daily information.

Wade Oval, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Friday, November 26, 2010

134. Tobogganing at The Chalet

Tobogganing operates the day after Thanksgiving (noon - 10:30 p.m.) through the first weekend in March.
Thursdays (January & February) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fridays 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays noon -10:30 p.m.
Sundays noon - 5 p.m.
Holidays click for hours
For weather update, call 440-572-9990 ext. 6

Adult (all day) $8
Child - 11 and under (all day) $6
One ride $3
Thursdays:  school and college ID Night $5 with ID

A season pass is available at a cost of $35 for adults and $25 for children 11 and under. A discount on season passes is available through December 24. A family pass for up to four individuals is available.
A $3 one-time ride ticket is also available. Group rates ($1 off per person for groups of 20 or more) are available for tobogganing during public hours and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Private rental of The Chalet, including the toboggan chutes, is available during non-public hours.
Tobogganing may be canceled due to weather and/or ice conditions. No rainchecks or refunds.
Rules and Regulations:
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All children must be at least 42 inches tall to ride.
  • All riders must wear gloves or mittens.
  • Cleveland Metroparks is not responsible for injuries or personal property.
  • For your protection, height and safety requirements will be enforced.
  • No outside food or beverage permitted inside Chalet buil

More Info!

16200 Valley Pkwy.
Strongsville, OH‎  44136
(440) 572-9990

Thursday, November 25, 2010

133. Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show

I love polka, I'm an Italian gal who married a nice Polish boy, it's fun music and let the kids dance all their energy away! The National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show begins Saturday November 27 @ 2 p.m. in Euclid High School Auditorium.  After the show, the faithful are invited back downtown for the annual Polka Mass, celebrated by Bishop Edward Pevec at 6 p.m. in the hotel ballroom.

Award Show XXIII
MC Ray Somich
Euclid High School Auditorium
$15 Admission
After the show!!! 
(At the Marriott Hotel)
Meet the Winners Reception and Dance
6pm - Polka Mass
with Father Frank Perkovich & Bishop A.Edward Pevec
2009 Hall of Fame Band of the Year Joey Tomsick
8:30pm - Introduction of 2010 Winners
9pm - Del Sinchak Orchestra (2009 Lifetime Acheivement Award Winner)

Euclid High School Auditorium
711 East 222nd St. Euclid, Ohio

Monday, November 22, 2010

132. Winterfest - The Lighting of the Tree in Public Square

On November 27th the annual lighting of the Christmas tree is going to take place so bring your kiddos down to Public Square to partake in the festivities.  It’s a free event with music and hot chocolate.  It starts at 6 PM so don’t be late because it can get packed.

Public Square Cleveland Ohio

Sunday, November 14, 2010

131. Candy Cane Christmas

Every Friday and Saturday
December 1-23
Candy Cane Christmas is an ALL INDOOR Activity!
For $4.00 you can make a toy with Santa and take it home!
Live animal nativity scene! with Reindeer!
Model Trains and Miniature Towns!
$4.00 per child (Ages 1 - 10 years)
$3.00 per child (Ages 11 - 99 years)
Activities - 50 cents - $1.00

Spring Mist Farm 
691 Pearl Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Saturday, November 13, 2010

130. Lake Erie Monsters

Don't forget about our local AHL team, the Lake Erie Monsters! Ten dollars or so gets you a seat, and every Friday is dollar hot dog night! They make it a blast for the kids with all of the different giveaways that they do, and it seems that no Cleveland sports team does more in the community.

1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115-4001

Idea Provided By: Brett Chabek

Friday, November 12, 2010

129. Snow Days @ Progressive Field

Progressive Field will open its gates to the public for the first time during the offseason beginning "Snopening Day" Friday, November 26 from Noon-10PM for a unique event, featuring ice skating and snow tubing, that is sure to become a popular destination in Northeast Ohio this winter.     

Batterhorn (Snow Tubing), presented by RTA- 10 lane snow tubing hill on top of Time Warner Cable Bleachers (eight adult lanes 60'6" high off the ground and two children's lanes starting at the top of the 19' outfield wall)
Frozen Mile (Ice Skating)- 1/4 mile ice skating track around the outfield and small kids ice skating rink in left field corner
Slider's Snow Mountain- Kids play area in short left field
Winter Haven- Walking trail through the outfield featuring winter lights
Home Run Porch- Area to congregate and watch the festivities, complete with fire pit and concessions

General Admission:  $5 (Provides access to Slider's Snow Mountain, Winter Haven, Food/Beverage and all other Indians Snow Days activities with the exception of snow tubing and ice skating)
Frozen Mile (Ice Skating): $10 (Unlimited ice skating, including skate rental and General Admission access)
Batterhorn (Snow Tubing), presented by RTA: $20 (Two hour Batterhorn session and General Admission access)
Batterhorn/Frozen Mile Combo: $25 (Two hour Batterhorn session, unlimited Frozen Mile access including skate rental and General Admission access)
Family Pack: $100 (Two Adults and Two Children can enjoy a two hour Batterhorn session, unlimited Frozen Mile access including skate rental, General Admission and Food/Beverage credit)
***Please note- Children under three years old are free but not permitted on the Batterhorn.

Tickets will be available for purchase on indians.com and Indians Team Shops beginning Monday, November 15 at 10AM.


2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 420-4200

Idea Provided By: Donna Harper Schuster

Thursday, November 11, 2010

128. The Polar Express

2010 The Polar Express

Polar Express will be offered November 17 – December 19, 2010
7 – 9 p.m.

Departures will be available from CVSR's Rockside Station in Independence, Akron Northside Station, and the Canton Lincoln Highway Station (though dates from Canton are limited)

Tickets are $35 per person, ages 1 and up. If your child is under 1, and can be held on your lap, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them.

Departure Times
Boarding starts at 6:00 p.m. All trains leave promptly at 7:00 p.m. and the ride is about a 2-hour roundtrip. Trains will return around 9:00 p.m.

Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas – many adults choose to wear theirs, too!


Boston Mills Boarding Station
7100 Riverview Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

127. Berea Holiday Walk Schedule

The Downtown Berea Business Network welcomes you to Berea's historic shopping area for its annual Holiday Walk. Bring the kids and grandkids for a fun filled afternoon with activities in each store. Enjoy a ride on "Lolly the Trolley", visit with Snow White and Cinderella, hear holiday stories, talk with Santa Claus, plus much, much more.  Share the Joy of Giving, donate a new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food.

Saturday, November 13 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

More Info

Downtown Berea

Monday, November 8, 2010

126. Bears, Bears Everywhere!

Bears, Bears Everywhere
November 11, 2010
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
There is a chill in the air, so all the bears are getting sleepy. Time to hibernate. Listen, learn and play in this special program featuring stories and activities about bears. Ages 3-5 and a caregiver can bring a teddy bear or a favorite stuffed animal so they can get ready for winter.
Parma Ridge branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library
5850 Ridge Road, Parma. 
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